Exclusive video: Berluti celebrates 120 years in style
Style, quality, prestige and, ultimately, some damn fine shoe-making has long-since made Esquire an admirer of Berluti.
To help celebrate its 120th anniversary, the French fashion house has unveiling its first short film ‘Rendez-Vous Au Club Swann‘, which EsquireME.com has the regional exclusivity to bring to you, below.
Directed by artist André Saraiva, it is a tale of male bonding between three friends who are getting ready for a rendez-vous in Paris (where else!). The film features free spirited New York author Derek Blasberg, Director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Benjamin Millepied, and Saraiva (himself a street artist and night owl), each of whom share a taste for elegance with a soupçon of irreverence.
The three friends move through the streets at a lively pace, executing some dance steps en route to a top secret location. Wearing their finest footwear [Berluti, natch], the key to entrance is at their feet. That night, the terrace of the Samaritaine department store building becomes their playground and high above the streets, dominating the rooftops of Paris, the trio play out their friendship – and footwear. The Swann Club is waiting…
Director of Photography: Sophian Belgarbi
Art Director & Editor: Julien Bouvet
Producers: Buzio Saraiva & Xavier Favre
Production: Art Director Management
Music: ‘I Know What Boys Like’ – The Waitresses